Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads
Thursday 7 July to Sunday 17 July 2022
Tuesday 19 July to Friday 29 July 2022
Kyrgyzstan is a remote mountainous country bordering China and forms part of the Old Silk Road. Much of its rural population is still nomadic and this tour gives us the chance to understand their history and way of life whilst marvelling at the magnificent scenery in which they live.
Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still
Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride three narrow gauge steam railways.
The Western Isles of Scotland
Travel up through the Outer Hebrides, before heading eastwards to the Isle of Skye. On the mainland, combine iconic rail journeys such as the Jacobite steam train with some of Scotland's cultural jewels. Visits include Eilean Donan Castle and the Rosslyn Chapel.
Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne
Lucerne boasts glorious Alpine scenery and is an ideal destination for a rail holiday. This tour has a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy from our base on the glistening shores of Lake Lucerne.
The Splendour of Corsica
Travel by train and ferry to this geographically diverse, Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island's narrow gauge system with the travel card provided. Soak up Corsican culture with free time in the coastal towns of Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio.
Bavaria & Austrian Tyrol
Follow the route of the “Romantic Road” by train from Würzburg in the north to Füssen in the south of Bavaria. Continue into Austria and visit the best known Castles and Palaces of King Ludwig. Our travels also include a rack railway and cable car to the summit of Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitz.
Black Forest Discovery
Hinterzarten is an excellent centre for exploring the Black Forest – a lovely resort and ideal for those who enjoy walking, with its network of marked footpaths. Enjoy trips on the Sauschwänzlebahn and Kandertalbahn and a scenic circular route from Hinterzarten via Offenburg and the Schwarzwaldbahn to Donaueschingen.
Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany
This popular tour to Germany combines high speed rail with local and narrow gauge lines that have survived the Cold War and still operate today. Combine the magic of steam travel with stunning scenery and stays in interesting towns and cities.
Swiss Rail Adventure
Using a first class Swiss Travel Pass this tour is a mix of steam excursions combined with ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenery Switzerland has to offer.
Florence, Lake Garda & Swiss Alps
This rail tour offers classic Italian scenery and culture followed by stunning Alpine settings in Switzerland. Memorable rail journeys through breathtaking scenery and leisure sightseeing make this a relaxing yet exhilarating tour.